|Waterfowl numbers||All hunters are required to utilize isportsman. 25,000 ducks. Mostly Mallards with some divers mixed in. 500 White Fronts and 1800 Canada's utilizing Refuge. We also have a large number of Swans in the area so please make sure to identify your target.|
|Mallard Migration Rank|| |
0= No Mallards, 1= Very Few Mallards, 5= Moderate Numbers, 10= Peak
|Water level|| |
Poor. There will be a little water available in Pool 2 (15 Acres) for regular waterfowl season. South Unit is full and is open to all day hunting. Middle pool 5 is full. Upper 5 was drained again and will try to fix problem with water control structure. Lower 5 is full. Pool 8 is 3/4 full, please remember this is a Youth Mentor Marsh, which means that it is open for youth and mentor on weekends and holidays, during the week anyone is welcome to hunt. For more information on the water level conditions for upcoming season please see the area news by clicking link below and clicking on the "NEWS" icon.
|Hunting conditions||Poor. Due to lack of water, there will be no boat ramps available to launch a boat this year. If you can load and unload your boat by hand you are welcome to use it, however boats that will need to back a trailer into the water to launch WILL NOT be allowed or tolerated.|
|Expected hunting success|| |
Fair. Please remember it is mandatory to utilize the isportsman check in-out online permit system when hunting the area.
Preliminary Season Totals....1391 hunters, harvested 1773 ducks for a 1.3 BPH average. With the conditions That hunters had to deal with this was not a bad season and exceeded my expectations. Thanks again for your patients during this period while renovation work is being completed.
SE Zone Regular Duck Season November 12 - January 1 and January 7 - 29
If the red check out sign is out at check station all hunters are required to stop. Thanks
Neosho WA is utilizing a new daily permit system called isportsman. Hunters will need to register via PC prior to hunting at Neosho WA. Hunters will be able to login via PC, smartphone, or call in from cell phone or landline phone each day prior to hunitng to get a daily permit, and report back similar to the paper daily permits. Please visit https://kdwpt.isportsman.net/ to register prior to hunting season.
Please remember to fill out the permit with accurate information. THIS INFORMATION IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE CURRENT AND FUTURE MANAGEMENT OF THE AREA. FILL OUT ONLY YOUR INDIVIDUAL HARVEST EFFORTS, i.e., NOT A GROUP HARVEST TOTAL.
Waterfowl hunting in Pool 8 is restricted to youth hunters and their mentor on weekends and holidays.
For additional area news please visit the area website at: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/Locations/Wildlife-Areas/Region-5/Neosho/Area-News.